What Do I Do Next?
In 2007, Junior Skeptic Editor Daniel Loxton called for renewed focus on classical skeptical activism in an essay entitled “Where Do We Go From Here?” Released simultaneously as a PDF from Skeptic.com and as an audio essay on Skepticality, this article drew tremendous positive response.
But many listeners wanted to know, what’s the next step? How does one become a skeptical activist?
This week, Skepticality and Skeptic.com are pleased to release the follow-up project, “What Do I Do Next?: Leading Skeptics Discuss 105 Practical Ways to Promote Science and Advance Skepticism.”
Daniel Loxton returns to tell Swoopy how a panel of 13 skeptics contributed almost 30,000 words of impassioned, in-depth commentary to this groundbreaking document — and how skeptics like you will take it to the next level.
105 Things You Can Do
to Promote Skeptical Activism
We’re pleased to announce the exclusive web release of “What Do I Do Next?” (PDF), a 68-page ebooklet — available completely free from Skeptic.com.
Bringing together 13 leading skeptics from several organizations, this large-scale collaborative project attempts to answer the question, “Alright, I’m ready to become a skeptical activist. Now what?”
Inside, you’ll discover 105 things you can do to promote science and advance skeptical thinking. In a conversation of unprecedented breadth and detail, the panelists share 30,000 words of wisdom and advice about those 105 points.
Whether you’re a bright new skeptic or a long-time veteran, this point-by-point panel discussion is packed with ideas you’ll find provocative and valuable.
- Daniel Loxton (Junior Skeptic magazine)
- Benjamin Radford (Skeptical Inquirer magazine)
- Dr. Eugenie Scott (National Center for Science Education)
- Jeff Wagg (James Randi Educational Foundation)
- D.J. Grothe (Point of Inquiry podcast)
- Brian Dunning (Skeptoid podcast)
- Dr. Karen Stollznow (The Skeptic magazine)
- Robynn “Swoopy” McCarthy (Skepticality podcast)
- Kylie Sturgess (Skeptic Zone podcast)
- Tim Farley (What’s the Harm? and Skeptools websites)
- Dr. Randy Olson (Flock of Dodos documentary)
- Pat Linse (Skeptic magazine)
- Jay Novella (The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast)
Discuss & Contribute
Share your thoughts about this project at the Skeptic Forum! This list of 105 ideas for skeptical activism is meant as a beginning, a meeting place, a keystone for conversation. We hope you’ll bring your own ideas and creativity to the table — and that you find this topic as inspiring as we have.
Debate, discuss, expand — and invite others to join the conversation at www.skepticforum.com/activism